Safer school transport
Why use First Student?
First Student is the UK market leader in the provision of high quality Yellow School Bus Transport. Unlike North America, in the UK the government does not set specific standards for school bus design. The regulations around school transport are mainly concerned with entitlement issues. At First Student we feel students deserve better. Our school buses have been designed with the student in mind. All our drivers are trained specifically to work with students. As a division of FirstGroup PLC, the UK's leading public transport operator, we are committed to transforming travel. For First Student this translates to transforming student travel to ensure a high quality and safe environment.
Our vehicles are built and run for school children. From the first journey, a familiar, safe setting is fostered. Each day* students step onto the same bus, can take the same seat and are looked after by the same dedicated supervisor and specially trained driver, who will have passed a stringent CRB check (DCS in Scotland). Vehicle safety features include padded seating, three point integrated seat belts, additional escape hatches and CCTV. We provide a dedicated hotline for parents as information and communication is all too important for parents peace of mind.
By fostering a positive environment so children arrive at school in a happy frame of mind; better prepared to start the school day.
Supporting local authorities
By meeting local and national objectives for better quality school transport. We are professional school transport service providers, who understand the daily constraints that face local authorities. We work in partnership to help local authorities meet their objectives and to provide the best quality service for their students.
By reducing the need for non-essential school run journeys. First Student provides a real alternative to the family car. By providing a safe and secure school transport service, parents are freed to make better use of their time.
By providing students with a bespoke first class system of travel. First Student provides a safe, secure and reliable journey to and from their place of study.
* There may be occasions when First Student needs to change the vehicle and temporarily or permanently replace supervisors or drivers.